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Danny Ainge is sending Isaiah Thomas to the NBA draft lottery: ‘He’s our leprechaun’

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge picked Isaiah Thomas to represent the franchise at the 2016 NBA draft lottery on May 17. With the Celtics having a 15.6 percent chance to land the No.1 overall pick, Ainge is hoping Thomas can bring the Green some luck. “He’s our leprechaun,” Ainge said of the Celtics’ 5’9″ point guard after draft workouts ...
Via Boston.com
11 hours ago

Can Danny Ainge lure free agents to Boston this summer? ‘We will be attractive to some’

Danny Ainge WALTHAM – With the cap flexibility and the possibility of names like Kevin Durant and Al Horford on the free agent market this summer, there’s one question at the top of everyone’s mind: Can Danny Ainge make Boston and the Celtics attractive to free agents next season?  “I think our team is attractive to some,” Ainge said. “I think Boston and the tradition...
Via Green Street
11 hours ago

Danny Ainge on Kelly Olynyk: ‘Surgery is an option’, no surgery on Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Avery Bradley

Kelly Olynyk WALTHAM  –  Turns out, Kelly Olynyk may need surgery after all to fix a shoulder that never fully healed after an injury that slowed his season.  On Feb. 10 at TD Garden, he injured his shoulder in a collision against the Clippers in the first half. It was partially separated but began to heal after a 14-game absence.  But upon his return he never fully regained...
Via Green Street
12 hours ago

Danny Ainge Raising Celtics’ Expectations: ‘This Offseason Is Bigger’

WALTHAM, Mass. — The Boston Celtics won’t play a meaningful game for several months, but they’re entering a critical stretch for the team’s future. That would explain the throng of reporters surrounding president of basketball operations Danny Ainge on Wednesday as he addressed the media at the Celtics’ practice facility. Ainge enters the offseason armed with eight selections...
Via NESN.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge could be very busy this summer building: ‘We have a lot more things to trade, a lot more things to move’

Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge will be busy trying to retool his roster this summer for a title run. (Russ Isabella/USA Today Sports) WALTHAM  –  The comparisons have already begun with the Celtics this offseason.  Many Celtics fans are hoping for the kind of reset that the franchise underwent in the summer of ’07, when Ainge was able to trade for...
Via Green Street
14 hours ago

What do the Celtics do with… Jared Sullinger?

The offseason is here, and there are a lot of questions with Boston’s roster as Danny Ainge dives into the next chapter of this rebuilding process. In this series, I’ll be looking at what the Celtics choices are with certain players considering their past performance and where the team is going. We continue with one of the team’s restricted free agents, Jared Sullinger ...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What do the Celtics do with… Evan Turner?

The offseason is here, and there are a lot of questions with Boston’s roster as Danny Ainge dives into the next chapter of this rebuilding process. In this series, I’ll be looking at what the Celtics choices are with certain players considering their past performance and where the team is going. We begin with the team’s only true unrestricted free agent, Evan Turner. At a...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics plan to meet with Kevin Durant in the offseason, hope for fireworks this summer

With the Celtics season now over, many have turned their thoughts towards the looming offseason and a summer that can change the landscape of the NBA. The biggest name that the Celts have been connected to is Kevin Durant and with KD being a free agent, it's not surprise to see Danny Ainge gearing up to make a run at signing the superstar. This summer, the Cs are hoping to meet with...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge 'almost certain' Thomas will play in Game 6

Isaiah Thomas doesn’t believe his ankle injury will prevent him from playing Thursday night, and neither does Danny Ainge. The Boston Celtics president of basketball operations said Wednesday morning he fully expects to have his point guard on the court when the Celtics look to stave off elimination in Game 6 of their first-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks. “Isaiah’s...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics nixed trade involving Tobias Harris, Jae Crowder

Jae Crowder has made immense strides on the court this season, enough for him to be considered an outside candidate for the NBA’s Most Improved Player award. And it appears the Boston Celtics think very highly of their starting swingman. The Orlando Magic traded forward Tobias Harris to the Detroit Pistons ahead of the league’s Feb. 18 trade deadline, but Orlando also had discussions...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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